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for local emergency crews to get to them. so they had to mobilize national guard units to get those people out of their homes. things got so dangerous they had to pull the personnel back. so there were a couple hundred people still in their homes on the bay side of the city. the governor said it's a situation they will have to monitor and first thing in the morning at first light respond to and try to get those people out. not far from here just a couple blocks, one of the city's last resort shelters a guard unit went in there and pulled those people out and took them to atlantic city high school. so the shelters that were kept if place drawing criticism. chris christie's statement was there shouldn't have been shelters open here on the island. the winds are still coming ashore here. and we really won't know what kind of damage has taken place inside the city proper. i'm chris kato reporting for wcau. >> what he was explaining was cutting out of some of the time because we have a live shot in the middle of the storm about the controversy over those shelters. the the contrast is between the
this weekend. >> raccoons are taking over one local neighborhood. what residents say about them swarming. >> they know exactly what you look like and exactly where you are. coming up -- i don't spend money on gasoline. i am probably going to the gas station abt once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. [ male aouncer ] and it's not just these owners giving the volt high praise. volt received the j.d. power and associates appeal award two years in a row. ♪ ♪ >> tonight the small town of chevy chase village as a big problem. >> that's right. they have these out there taking items from cars at an alarming rate. the chief has an idea to stop them. >> leon chevy chase village is unfortunately the target for a local -- for local record no one wants to break. that is the number of car thefts in this neighborhood. now the police chief wants a special car to use as bait for the thieves. >> the
irritable with other people already. >>> we have much more on how local leaders and power companies are getting ready. coming up later, we'll speak with a representative from pepco, and rush earn baker, and the emergency management agency. and of course we'll check in with gwen throughout the hour for updates. you can get the latest updates 24/7 with the fox 5 weather app. i highly recommend it. it features live hd radar, weather alerts and more. you can also submit your weather pictures and video with the click of a button. download it on your ipad, iphone or droid. >>> early voting got under way in several places in the district engineered and the lines were long. turnout was much bigger than expected at the turkey thicket recreation center and there were only six voting machines working. lines were so long that some people actually gave up. >>> in maryland, it was the same scene at the currie sports and learning center near fedex field. some people tell us they waited four hours to cast their vote. >>> virginia, maryland and the district under a state of emergency this morning as
a custom. don't worry. tickets will be honored in november. we have a u local challenge. go to wbaltv.com and click on u local. >> the first presidential debate -- mitt romney and president obama go head-to-head tonight at 9:00 right here. we are outside the ritchie center in colorado where the showdown will take place. >> good evening. when this debate starts here tonight at the university of denver, moderator jim lehrer will ban clapping. so, he says, we as america can concentrate on what the candidates are saying. >> i have made up my mind, but i would still like to see both of the candidates sweat a little bit. >> president obama was relaxed this week. mitt romney, too, but he knows he has to change perceptions tonight. more voters see romney negatively than positively, and that loses elections. >> only two presidential candidates in the last 20 years have had a net negative image at this point and one of them lost, george h. w. bush, ann romney needs to improve that dynamic. >> romney got good news from three battlegrounds. in florida, he is down only by one. . still way behind i
to begind not own guns with. leading to a larger debate r that -- far from resolved. >> a local community gets ready damaged during last year's earthquake. >> some warm temperatures. >> the return of chris cooley worms the hearts of a lot of redskins fans. -- warms the hearts of a lot of redskins fans. man: to some people, social security is just a number. but to me, it's money that i earned. i count ont ocial security. and i don't want washington politicians like george allen... privatizing it. if george allen wants to risk his owown money on wall street.. that's fine. but i don't want him risking mine. george allen just isn't watching out for us. anncr: the democratic senatorial campaign committee is... responsible for the content of this advertising. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa a credit car d with a qualala ifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% % more than cars earning 1% cash back on almost everythinth prices areline declining significantly, we are told. average is down 12 cents since last week. prices down locally as well. marylan
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some of the more interesting local stories making news this week. among them, no hands, no problem. new technology can parallel park a car by itself. we'll see how well it works and how affordable it is. and it's a little provocative, a little artistic and all about fitness. what women are saying about this sexy workout class. plus, a marine's best friend. the incredible lengths one dog went to to stay with its master in a war zone. >>> first, a mother in labor, a father stuck in traffic, and big brother in panic mode. news4's erica has the story of one family forced to deliver their baby on the side of the beltway. >> 7 pounds, 6 ounces, he let out a good cry. it's the way he made his grand debut that could make his story one for the box office. >> i trusted him with, you know, not just my life, with our son. >> stacy ann was already 39 weeks and scheduled to be induced, but baby aaron had other plans. >> she felt intense contractions. >> they got in the car and started driving. >> the only way to stop the pain is if i get him out. >> forcing dad to call for help. >> prince george's co
local drivers may be asked to pay even more. take a welcome at the recent changes. the prices went up 4 cents a gel gallon in d.c. one price hasn't changed. it's been twenty years since maryland raised the state gas tax and montgomery county is in dire need of transportation funding. the condition council met with business leaders today, one of the hot topics, a possible county wide gas tax. lauren demarco has that story. >> when i pulled up and i saw $4.09, oh my goodness. >> steadily increasing for the last seven weeks. it's unlikely maryland legislators would agree to an increase on the state's gas tax. the president of the montgomery county council wants to take the matter into his own hands. >> if the state does not have the political will to do this, i'm saying local governments, like montgomery county, has to be able to move forward on their own. >> roger wants the state to give county lawmakers the authority to raise g taxes. the county would retain 100% of the revenue. with funding going toward road improvement projects and public transportation like the purple line and th
account matches up with hoffa's death but investigators say we should learn more today. tony? >>> in local news, four women studying at american university were fondled near campus in just the last week. and yesterday, the university issued a campus alert about the attacks. they started on september 24. and were all reported to cams police yesterday. the women say they were approached from behind. while walking on massachusetts avenue. near the campus. >>> new this morning, prince george's county police are asking for the public's help in solving a deadly hit-and-run. the victim has been identified as 55-year-old michael eugene white. and police believe white was walking along silver hill road, saturday night, around 8:30, when he was struck. police say the car was a white chevy impala that may have front end damage. >>> in pennsylvania, a judge is due to issue a ruling on the keystone state's voter i.d. law later today. under the law, anyone who wants to vote in pennsylvania, has to show a photo i.d. supporters say it will cut down on voter fraud but others say it will be harder for minor
along the shore. and this is really what local officials are worried about. the high tide and the combination of this long duration of the storm that they are expecting. they are expecting about 36 hours for hurricane sandy to really come through this area and just to show you over here as well, they have evacuated this entire area of downtown ocean city. and that evacuation deadline is fast approaching. we have seen people flee town all day long. and they have opened up local shelters in this county where we are hearing about 40 people resorted to shelters already. clearly, they have been preparing for this and also have learned from last year's hurricane irene. here's the local mayor. all right, well, we talked to the local mayor earlier and they are prepared under 24-hour operations here trying to keep the lines of communication open with residents here who chose not to evacuate as well as keeping up-to-date with everything going on in terms of emergency responses and any type of damage that may come because of hurricane sandy, don and chad. >> sandy, standby. we have c
in the sunshine by tomorrow. there is your september nell radar. nothing locally. nice and quiet to start the day. it will be nice and dry for moaght the morning session and headed home from school. showers out to the west into eastern kentucky and portions of ohio. that is our next approaching system and it is a cold front that could bring us a period of showers later tonight and perhaps thunderstorms into the overnight hour. -- it will be nice and dry for most of the morning session and headed home from school. remember yesterday, dulles was bottoming out in the upper 30s. this morning, it is 51 at dulles. here is your forecast for today. high temperatures, upper 60s and low 70s just like yesterday. increasing clouds with, again, a chance for rain late, particularly west and i think the rest of us will get it tonight. >> okay. thank you. >>> time now to say hello to julie wright and see what is happening during the morning commute. been very busy this morning. >> we've had some major tie-ups to report around town because we had late-clearing construction on the beltway mps we had accident activ
-atlantic. let's do some local weather and 63 at reagan national. your friday forecast looks fine. no issues today. no issues tomorrow. it won't be beautiful outside but we won't be looking at any rain. a little fog to start your day. might be a little drizzle in a spot or two. let's see if the fog is doing anything to the commute this morning. let's check in with julie wright and get the latest. >> so far, so good. we are off fay quiet start around the capital beltway. southbound bw parkway and nursery road checking for accident activity here at this location. if you are traveling 359 at the 14th street bridge coming out of virginia headed over to the southeast-southwest freew crossing over the pat -- over the potomac. traffic volume moving at speed south of father hurley boulevard moving into rockville. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. >> thank you. >>> some are dubbing it a frankenstorm due to its potential to bring high wind and rain right before halloween. >> hurricane sandy is heading for t east coast. the forecast has people from our area up to new england get
local forces and fema. >> even though it's miles and miles away there are grandmothers, grandfathers, moms, dads, children who are really going to have a tough couple weeks here after the storm passes. >> nothing that feels better than going out there and being where people need help and seeing the look on their faces when you rescue them and bring them back to safety. >> the white house says its top priority to make sure all available resources are provided to state and local responders as quickly as possible. >>> president obama approved major disaster declarations for new jersey, new york, coastal area of new jersey badden beaten. that's where we -- badly beaten. that's where we find fox correspondent craig boswell tonight. >> reporter: the rains have stopped, but the effect of sandy still continue this evening. roads into atlantic city remained shut down tonight. in fact, i'll show you there's state police on every roadway going into atlantic city. they're turning families away saying you can't get in until tomorrow. there's debris basically on every road. some families are very
, show leadership and get on the local news without looking craven or opportunistic came with its own share of problems. quote, the last-minute nature of the call for donations left some in the campaign concerned that they would end with an empty truck. so the night before the event campaign aides went to a local walmart and spent $5,000 on granola bars, canned food and diapers to put on display while they waited for donations to come in. with only 6 days until the presidential election what's clear is that every granola and every bear hug counts. >>> ben, your libelus -- >> did you call a digital publication a rag. >> we'll take it. >> talk about this story. there is -- there's some, look, to be honest political optics, stage managing is something everybody does on both sides of the aisle. this was an opportunity for romney to not look opportunistic and they focused heavily on the optics. your assessment of mitt romney's position these days. >> i mean i think his position is impossible. when you're running a political campaign there is nothing you can do that is not going to be inter
and mitt romney will within 251. krystal ball, they take the convention to tampa, the local endorsement endorses obama. that very same newspaper comes out and says president obama should be re-elected. and then gou to utah. you would presume a stronghold area for mitt romney. surely he's going to carry the state. but there, big local paper says no, president obama has earned re-election. what do newspaper endorsements mean in a 121st century campaign? >> it would be easy to dismiss them to say they don't amount a whole lot, there's so much media out there, but i actually think for a lot of undecided voters, who you might call low information voters, their local paper is still a go-to source for what's going on. it's a trusted source, it's reporters they know, it's editors that they know. so it can mean something in a swing state to those voters who are kind of on the fence. i think it can make a dense. >> ari, 18 days to go and the president is beginning to make his closing arguments. let's listen to what he was saying today in virginia, that is something of a summation of his case. >>
:30 weeknights to get your political fix. fox 5 news end you decide 2012 focused on local and national candidates and issues during the final two week of the campaign. brian bolter, tom fitzgerald and mark plotkin wrap up the big stories every night until the election. >>> new this morning, a trial begins today for the two people accused of giving alcohol to teens who were killed on route 50 in crofton last january. four people died when the car that the three teens were in wound up in the wrong lane and crashed into another car killing a 55-year-old man. the mother and brother of 1- year-old brianna franco are charged with giving alcohol to minors. -- of 18-year-old brianna franco are charged with giving alcohol to minors. >>> kids left alone whether a deadly fire broke out. we are checking more headlines when we come back. -- kids left alone when a deadly fire broke out. as governor, i cut five billion dollars in spending and balanced the budget every year. and tim kaine and i both cut our own pay as governors, to lead by example. mark warner and i reached across party lines to get things done.
, local, and federal. it's a moment when you move beyond party. they're not republicans and democrats in new jersey, they're just americans in need. and those messages, of course, resonate with americans in general. they also happen to be part of what the president and what governor christie is talking about. you know, this is the kind of politics that independent voters, moderates, the gettable, undecided -- >> that tiny number. >> that's what they want to see. they want to see a system that works. and when you have frankly, someone who is brash and outspoken and conservative, working with a president who's supposed to be polarizing, christie and obama working together with a single focus, i think it actually encourages people about politics, about government, and about these two individuals. because it does take leaders, it does take individuals, full credit to the two men involved. >> indeed. i would say a hearty amen to that. eugene, the president has been pretty evenhanded in the way he's responded to this storm. he tells fema, no bureaucracy, no red tape. he tells the governors
along the way this evening, a local television anchorwoman gets an e-mail from a viewer saying she's too heavy. then she goes on the air to take it on directly. we'll show you what happened. >>> and later, something's missing from the lone star state these days. why texas may never really sound the same. >>> the folks joining us tonight from lacrosse, wisconsin already know a lot about this next story. and now tonight, millions of others across america are about to find out about it. a viewer of a local station there sent an e-mail to an anchorwoman. the e-mail said she was too heavy. she didn't like it, she did something about it, she went on television and took it on directly. nbc's anne thompson picks up the story. >> i am much more than a number on a scale. >> reporter: most of jennifer livingston's viewers already know that. for a dozen years she's anchored the morning news at wkbt in lacrosse, wisconsin. but today she chose to talk about herself. responding to a viewer e-mail complaining about her weight. >> i was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition hasn't impr
this evening. a local television anchorwoman gets an e-mail from a viewer saying she's too heavy. then she goes on the air to take it on directly. we'll show you what happened. >>> and later, something's missing from the lone star state these days. why texas may never really sound the same. perfect golden color. rich in fiber. my dad taught me, and i taught my son out there. morning, pa. wait... who's driving the...? ♪ 99 bushels of wheat on the farm, 99 bushels of wheat ♪ [ male announcer ] yep, there's 8 layers of whole grain fiber in those mini-wheats® biscuits... to help keep you full... ♪ 45 bushels of wheat ...all morning long. there's a big breakfast... [ mini ] yee haw! ...in those fun little biscuits. heartburn symptoms causedelieve by acid reflux disease. there's a big breakfast... osteoporosis-related bone fractures and low magnesium levels have been seen with nexium. possible side effects include headache, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. other serious stomach conditions may still exist. talk to your doctor about nexium. [ male announcer ] how do you make 70,000 trades a second.
with pride. the official championship merchandise will be available when local modal stores open at 8:00 in the morning. >> some lucky fans as you saw from last night's game who attended didn't have to wait. >> how did you get this shirt so quickly? >> the minute that the nats clinched, because atlanta is losing. they cleaned out all of the old shirts from the store and they put these out and they put out the hats and they put out the shirts. >> i didn't see the hats. >> ready to go. >> look at the hats. >> 2012 champions, washington nationals. >> great. >> fans will be able to get their official divisional title gear at mowdells as we said. in the next hour we will be live outside there in bethesda on wisconsin avenue. we are hearing from nats fans on our facebook page. johnny says i am happy for them. they put together a pretty good team. deacon posted davey johnson and the nats? way to go. and chuck wrote, i'm developing a serious nat-itude. >> much more still ahead on the big nats win. famed washington senators announcer charlie broughten will join us live in the next hour and che
. a local exercise instructor who is now accused of being the woman behind a vast local prostitution business. and the local cops are naming names of the accused male customers. nbc's katy tur reports tonight from kennebunk maine. >> reporter: this picturesque town of 10,000, scandal is ato the afoot. >> it's not a big enough community where you can ignore something like this. >> reporter: the names of 100 local men who allegedly paid to have sex with this woman. the local zumba dance teacher. >> they need to put the whole list out. >> reporter: wright was selling sex out of this now empty studio, and secretly videotaping the encounters. prosecutors have charged her and a male partner with more than 100 counts, including prostitution and privacy violation. both have pleaded not guilty. this man who says he's not a client but says he shares the same name as a man on the list says it's made his last 24 hours a nightmare. >> it felt like getting hit in the face with a frying pan, and they didn't even have the courtesy to warm up the pan. >> it's all anyone's talking about right now. >>
with the leftovers of sandy. locally, let's go it our close- in radar. we are doing fine this morning. we do have some fog and mist across the area just like yesterday. you will wake one cloudy skies but later this morning into the afternoon, we should get some sunshine and high temperatures about 70 degrees. it will be monday, tuesday, time frame when we will start to be impacted. back to you at the desk. >> thank you. >>> as you just heard, hurricane sandy is barreling through the bahamas and heading or way. >> officials in cuba say thousands of people have h. to be evacuated. fox's phil keating is in miami with more. >> reporter: hurricane candy now threatening the entire east kosovo of the united states. forecasters say it is expected to be a rare mix of a murk and a winter storm before possibly hitting the new york and new jersey area on tuesday. new york city's mayor says no reason to panic. >> we have opened the office emergency management situation room already and the nyc coastal storm plan was activated morning. >> reporter: officials in the northeast preparing for the storm and relying
thirty-eight sends billions in new education dollars straight to our local schools, and guarantees the politicians can't touch it. thirty-eight will restore the education cuts from sacramento. so remember this number. thirty-eight. . >>> a campaign with a powerful message to fight breast cancer. 30 people took part in the immediate impact breast cancer walk. the idea began as a response to the controversy over the komen race for the cure. they decided to fund raise for local groups. they raised $93,000. >>> more than 30 million americans suffer from migraine headaches and a third of them standard treatment doesn't help and now one doctor is offering a new report. how his patients swear by it. >> reporter: she loves to spend time with her kids. on this day reading. >> he was sent to bed without eating anything. >> you wouldn't do that, would you? >> no. >>> for years it was no laughing matter. intinsely, painful chronic headaches -- intensely, pain full chronic headaches. >> i would try ice, i would try heat. >> reporter: she tride prescription pain killers -- tried prison pain kill
and restaurants that were supposed to come along with the new stadium? local lawyer mark towie led the team that helped bring baseball back to washington and the construction of nationals park. >> the recession, the economy has been in a situation the last few years where financing, construction financing, has not been as available, but i'm told by a number of developers it's coming very quickly now in the next few years and by the way, with it the all-star game. >> the all-star game could be in washington he says by 2015. >>> back to the game, if the nats clinch tonight, it would be the team's first ever national league east title. matt jablow has the story of one montgomery county man who has been waiting an awfully long time for this day to arrive. >> we always ended up in last place. >> reporter: of all the long suffering fans of professional baseball teams in the washington area few have suffered as long or as deeply as charlie brotman. >> it's difficult to sell a loser. >> reporter: whose takoma park home is a well appointed shrine to the national past time. >> they were the nationa
media access for the criminals would have changed their audience from just the local law enforcement audience to having a global audience. on the other hand the tools, the tools that law enforcement has access to today would have been critical in solving the case probably a little more quickly than what they were able to do then. >> reporter: this is some of the new technology. >> virtually unlimited. >> a device carrying thousands of license plates her hours. >> we had cops stopping vehicles, identifying the occupants. we may have been able to have resolved this quicker. >> reporter: had this existed in 2002, they could have seen this plate, the one on the sniper's fearsome killing machine, dozens of times during their shooting spree. and it could have literally lifted a needle from a hay stack. now those devices have been deployed here at mike montgomery county for about two years now. dozens of them per second at 60 miles per hour. it is truly astounding technology and officers here, they only wish they had it ten years ago. reporting live with montgomery are county police, scott
more summer like temperatures in just a few days. we'll be right back. >>> there is a local museum in prince george's county that is dedicated to highlighting the achievements and contributions of african-americans in prince george's county. they're having their first annual gala on saturday. i'm delighted to have as my guest today dr. jacqueline brown. she is the executive director of the prince george's county african-american museum and cultural center. it's located in north brentwood. she's also my sorority sister and my dear friend. i'm so proud of her. this museum is so special to you. why? >> it's special because it allows us to tell the story that hasn't been told. and, you know, if you don't tell your own story, then it kind of gets told in a different way. the whole purpose is to be able to answer the question of what is it that we have to be so proud of in terms of the cultural, the artistic, and the educational contributions of african-americans from precolonial times to making this county what it is today. i learned something -- i learn something new every day from my
. can we expect a repeat performance tomorrow? >> local products in basketball and football are being touted today, and the redskins take a day to get healthy and regroup. with over 200 varieties, keurig makes brewing a delicious cup of coffee simple. . how does it brew such great coffee? well... inside the brewer are these green fields of coffee and if you travel up this mountain, there's this huge coffee grinder. and then the coffee lands in this cup and water rushes through. actually, i just press this button. brew what you love, simply. keurig. pamela howze: it just seems like such an... infringement on our lives. how dare they step into my life that way. it's none of their business. he's trying to restrict us again. he's taking us backwards. george allen is the last thing we need in washington. anncr: the democratic senatorial campaign committee is... responsible for the content of this advertising. >> you may not be able to be at tonight's presidential debate, but use can -- you can still weigh in on what is being said. >> greta crews gives us a quick tuto
of hot soup. it was the empty bowl event and local artists donated 300 handcrafted bowls. you can purchase them for $25 and then they were filled with soups and breads donated by local restaurants. proceeds will help to hundred thousand children and many of the thousands of the working poor in our communities. >> that's wonderful. >> what a gorgeous day to day. >> it will continue. we have one opportunity tomorrow evening and tonight for showers and storms, but beyond that, back to beautiful weather. it this age the cameras in laurel. -- this hd camera is in laurel. marchers are cooler and will turn cooler still. 66 is the current temperature in the charles county. 63 in hagerstown. 62 in leesburg with the wind nice and white. here are the official numbers today measured at reagan national airport. 69 and 46 are the official high and low. 68 and 50 are the average. warmer air to the south and southwest and this is the push in temperatures that will warm up to at least 70 degrees. high pressure with a delightful weather today moving off the coast that will start to a accelerate the
been following this breaking story live from outside ballstom commons mall. the local police are not the only ones involved in the investigation? >> this involves multiple local of federal agencies, some still on the scene. the fbi's washington field office evidence response team is entrance of the mall. the police just wrapped up a conference, this time to arrest of a person interest. have video of the arrest as it happened. this is cellphone video a bystander took as the police took down the suspect as he was lunch at courthouse plaza. the police believe he is responsible for disrupting mall whenrush at the tossed the molotov cocktail into the food court. the police describe the device as crude and unsophisticated. ignite as he intended. once the police, a.t.f., and fbi the scene, three other bottles were discovered. within minutes, the mall was it.uate the atf is investigating everything. >> we could not get his name. we still want to talk to him. after what the fbi said, we want out what is inside his head. >> he is now in arlington county custody, being .uestioned out of
raton and fox 5 is debuting a new show. i will bring you fox 5 news edge and that is focusing on local and final candidate -- local and national issues. tom fitzgerald has more from the show and has more on what we can expect. >> reporter: we're here with 15 days left on this election. we're in a situation of an embarrassment of riches, despite all of the news we bring you every day at this critical juncture in this elect, frankly and there is more political news we can bring you. the idea is simp. over the next 15 days what, we created for folks is going to be a one-stop shopping that is going on right now. we're going to cover the presidential election like no other. by the time you finish with us, you will know where they were, why they were in that place and what exactly it was that they said. we're also going to check in on theocations of all of the campaign served los angeles. e presidential candidate and the focus here at home and we have a lot of elections in our area as well. we have the senate race in virginia and maryland. and, of course, we have a pledge the ora of oral lit
4 radar. the rain is not just local. it extends all the way down into the carolinas and farther south of there. all the way down to florida. an area of low pressure coming through. right now these areas of orange raining pretty hard in loudoun county all across the county. into potomac and montgomery county, moderate showers throughout much of frederick county, eastern panhandle of west virginia, and moving into eastern washington county. this whole area of moderate to heavier rain passing just west of washington. that's going to be moving away from the metro area over the next half hour. in addition, it's a milder morning. we've got temperatures in the low to mid-60s all around most of the region. hour by hour today, by 7:00 a.m., still in the low 60s with a few of the passing lighter showers. maybe a few more showers around noontime. thunder and lightning too as well as middle of the afternoon and late afternoon. highs reaching upper 70s by midafternoon. sunrise 7:05. sunset 6:49. could get a few more showers tonight. we'll take a look at the evening planner as well as the lat
to control the immigration population. jim has the story. >> reporter: this is known as 287 g. it gave local law enforcement agencies the ability to act as immigration agents. if they arrested a bad guy. they could check his immigration status. if he was here illegally, they would refer him or her to immigration officials to start the deportation process. the program was humming along under george w. bush when 60 local agencies signed contracts with federal immigration and customs enforcement. it slowed way down. so to cut costs, the feds have been looking to phase out 287 g and replace it with another program called secure communities. prince william county officials got word via e-mail that they say secure communities will take the teeth out of local law enforcement's ability to get dangerous criminals out of their communities. especially if it is their first brush with the law. an i.c.e. spokesman said it is more consistent, efficient and cost effective in identifying and removing criminals and other priority aliens. but kory stewart points out what he calls a big difference in the two ap
stay at home. most major local governments also closed in maryland and virginia along with the d.c. government, and metro shut down all rail services, all bus services for the first time since 2003. marc, vre also closed today. and amtrak says its northeast corridor is shut down. a complete list for you at the bottom of your screen and at nbcwashington.com. >> let's che in with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein right now. as you take a look outside at reagan national airport, almost all of the flights here at the local airports at reagan national, dulles, and bwi are cancelled. be sure to check your airline as you head out the door. >> breedsy and light rain already falling and getting heavier across parts of our immediate area right now. some of the places that are more to the east are being hit particularly hard already at this hour. now we've got storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein to break it down. >> you can see the extent of this storm. it's huge. it's about 1,000 miles wide. it's continuing on a track that is now taking aim at our atlantic seaboard. and way out ahe
. local airports, 57 and baltimore 60. here's your forecast for today. mix of clouds and sun. high temperatures 80. could be sprinkle here for the next hour or two. more details on the forecast. tony, back to you. >> thank you very much. first up at 9:00,ome of you got to work late today thanks to an accident that took hours to clean up. a car hit a tractor trailer last night at 11:30. cleaning up the fuel spilled didn't get done until 615 tame time this morning. all lanes are open now. the driver of the car was charged with reckless driving. >> top story this morning, a search for a serial groper continues. >> here is a schedule that the man police are looking for. approached in broad day light while pushing a strolle melanie is live with the latest on the investigation. and there's got to be concern these incidents seem to be escalating. >> reporter: that's right. there has been attack of this natureery week for the past month and a half. and police do classify them as sexual assaults. most of them did happen in the springfield area. it does appear the suspect may have moves on.
. firefighters say the cyclist was taken to a local trauma center with serious life-threatening injuries. children were on the bus at the time of the crash. no word on whether anyone on the bus was injured. but we are following this story and we'll bring you more details just as soon as we get them. >>> breaking news near los angeles where a gunman has opened fire at a business and a nearby home. three people have died, two others are wounded. right now investigators are still searching for that shooter. >>> a neighbor describes the business as a family-owned fire extinguisher company. this is all happening in the city of downey, about 20 miles from los angeles. >>> good afternoon, everybody. i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. >>> a big weather story developing right now. hurricane sandy could have a big impact on us. >> storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson is keeping a close eye on this. >> confidence has really been increasing with each computer models, guidance we look at. the storm system sandy, as a hurricane, could move very close to the east coast in that time period o
. and more than 24,000 local bge homes and businesses are without power, most of them in anne arundel county. >>> a lot of you heading back to work and school today. the federal government and local jurisdictions will be open this morning as well as most schools in our area. however, in virginia manassas park schools are closed and two-hour delays in fauquier, frederick, and shenandoah counties. buses will use snow emergency routes in shenandoah. loudoun county has a one-hour delay. frederick county schools in maryland are on a two-hour delay. and in west virginia, pendleton county schools are closed, and berkeley, hampshire, and jefferson county schools are on a two-hour delays. several schools in virginia county and maryland as well as in the district that still don't have power. we expect an announcement from most of those school systems within the hour about whether the schools will be able to open today. >> let's take a live look at 5:02. just 43 degrees out there. a cold start to the morning. the rain has moved out. and we'll look at what the forecast looks like now. meteorologist tom
to fall apart. that will be gusty wind around here, likely locally very heavy rain as well. let's do some local forecasting as well. we're doing fine this morning. 63 at reagan national. our highs today will be about 70. we've got morning fog and there might be a little drizzle or a lone some shower in a spot or two during the day today as this fog will be slow to burn off. i think much of your day will just be kind of cloudy. and again, good news for your friday and saturday, relatively quiet. nice and quiet. we are not expecting a lot in the way of issues here for the start of your weekend. highs today, we'll go 71 here in washington and 69 in leonardtown a6 # # winning number in manassas and some -- and 69 the winning number in manassas. >> here is julie wright with the traffic. >> the lanes are open, the pace is good to go and you will find issue free the trip across the american legion bridge as you work your way from mont gomery county headed out to fair fact eastbound on 66. no trouble spots leaving fair oaks headed towards 123. traffic speed moving as well on the beltway as well b
>>> and a local leader in charge of the largest transportation project in the area has come out swinging against his critics. good evening. >> president obama and mitt romney take the stage at 9:00 tonight for their second presidential debate. democrats predict president obama will be livelier than he was last time. republicans believe romney will be energized by a new set of positive poll numbers. steve handelsman is at hofstra university where tonight's debate will take place. >> thanks. good evening. from hempstead, long island. with mitt romney ahead in a new poll in the all important swing states. even more is riding on the presidential debate here tonight. the pressure is on but so was the smile. barack obama headed to the hofstra debate. >> i feel fabulous. look at this beautiful day. >> reporter: mitt romney got sunshine from a starting poll by gallup for usa today that shows him leading now in 12 battleground states from colorado to florida to ohio. since the debate in denver, romney over obama, 50-46 among likely voters because gallup found romney trails with women in
continues o wjla.com. we have local reaction. what you thought as the debate on with their instant reaction and the latest updates from the campaign trail. >> police said the together a they believehe man salted five women in springfield -- a sketch of the believed us all to five women in springfield. on last two attacks happened hidden avenue. e other three in the nearby area. we showed the sketch to residents of the arab today. the community is that -- of the today. is on high alert. strong was released from jail. gonzales is now charged with murder.d accused of beating the 72- old man with a baseball t last month in an effort to take his wallet. the victim was hospitalized. >> a day in court for a young man involved in a fiery police pursuit in chevy chase. you might remember three people died in the crash. the fourth person in that car is trial for car theft. brad bell is live at the county courthouse. by all accounts, was incredibly lucky to survive that. of his friends perished. prosecutors say richardson needs to pay the price for his role in the door ride that night in a stolen car.
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local -- >> the toyota sports desk. brought to you by your local toyota dealers. >> let's recap how it happened. 2nd quarter -- makes an amazing play. goes 28 yards. gets some speed, goes into the crowd. possible momentum change here. billy cundiff -- will he have a job tomorrow? they could be up 10-0, but no. tying the game at 7. holding it's breath on this play. trying to get the first down -- and boom. he lands a huge hit. take another look. he was down for quite a while. it was careful afterwards. they say he has a mild concussion, according to mike shanahan. falcons taking a 14-10 lead. he throws to santana moss going for a 77-yard touchdown. tied at 17. late in the 4th hand off up the middle. 24-17, falcons. he's a rookie. he's not rg3. picked off. skins lose 24-17 and all everyone is talking about is the health of robert griffin 111. >> i don't know what happened in my quarterback. i don't know what they diagnosed him with. >> i did not want to bother him. i told them to keep me posted. >> i was in pursuit. i wanted to get him out of bounds. i just tried to get a hit on him.
to disrupt not just at the local level, but the global economy. unfortunately, what you're hearing is too much of the gloom and doom in terms of where america is when it comes to competitiveness. my view is that it is still the best country on the planet when it comes to starting up a business, advancing an idea you have or access to talent. the challenge we have before us because we are the architect of our own destiny, that there are key issues we need to confront. if you look at the next 30 years, if you do not address them, i do not think we can remain the most competitive country in the world. first, i think it comes down to immigration. it is broken. it makes absolutely no sense when we educate some of the smartest people in the world with advanced degrees and then ask them to leave the country and go start up companies elsewhere. why are we not stapling right to their graduate application a visa or a green card? second, when it comes to education, the challenge we have domestically is that that system is also broken as we look for the next 30 years. in detroit, for example, there w
on local roads, finding flooding and downed trees. let's start in maryland. debris blocking 355. this is at 124 montgomery village avenue. all your lanes blocked in that area. heading over to flooding in virginia, brownsville road is closed right now. at windstone drive due to high standing water. if you're traveling along the dulles toll road, checking things out there. besides wet conditions, not seeing any reports of any incidents to warn you about. i'm back in ten. aaron and eun, back over to you. >>> it is 5:13. 43 degrees. what caused this blast coming up? >>> welcome back at 5:16. we're going to take you live to rhode island, where you can see the flooded streets. and the cleanup from the damage is going to be intense. it will take several days, if not weeks, to get out from under all the water. >>> we want to go to new jersey, where conditions may be even worse. sandy pounded the jersey shore. nbc's danielle leigh live in cape may, new jersey, on the southern tip of that state. danielle, what's the situation there? >> reporter: good morning. this morning we are getting h
developments stories a shocking local horrifying plan to kidnap, killed, and women.lizes we have breaking news about hurricane sandy. the death toll has climbed to 21. powerful storm is moving closer to the u.s. and the washington, d.c., metro area. bob has the latest from our hurricane center. >> winds are still 90 miles per hour. across see it moving cuba. the circulation extends of miles to the east, could be positive thrust. here is the latest. asremains off the coast, but move off the north coast, remember, this is a 70% chance of where the will be, but it is looking likely it will be coming monday into tuesday. problem forbe any the marine corps marathon. increasing reins as we get into rainning, and tuesday, and flooding. it may be to our north, especially with inland flooding early next week. it looks like a major storm. >> we have video from florida. this video from miami. pictures like this have alert,ds on high reminiscent of a hurricane's .ears ago live from alexandria. >> no one can forget the dark days. of people are worried about potential power outages that are threatening a po
amendment. the 10th amendment says local decisions made at the state level are better than washington. i understand that is represented in congress i should not be meddling in state affairs but i have my opinions and yes, we need to get this resolved. ms. hochul believes its washington that's always got the right answer. it's big of a coming out of washington, washington to tell the states and counties what to do. that's a big difference. this is a state issue. i will respect that this is a state issue. i respect and honor the tenth amendment of our constitution. >> give you a quick rebuttal but is it a state issue? hochul: guess it's a state issue but also with when your your leader in congress you are in position to set to bring people together. i don't think i should just walk away and say i don't care about the community's i represent. this is hurting them. we need to resolve this so i take it to framework to my job in washington. it's not just what you do sitting in a job at capital. when is multimedia grocery store, you've got to get involved and help them. when anakin needed help,
thousand customer outages. the utility has nearly 2,000 local and out-of-state crew members ready to restore power and they're already urging be patient. >> we cannot effectively and more importantly safely operate in wind above 25 or 30 mile-an-hour sustained and certainly gusts that are higher than that. the bucket trucks simply can't operate in that. the prioritization is we look to get the most customers back as as we can. >> b.g.e. is also reminding customers not to assume that they know your power is out. call 1-877-778-2222. >> governor on, -- o'malley is calling a state of emergency. >> our team coverage continues with 11 news david collins who has more on how local jurisdictions are getting ready for this storm system. >> hurricane sandy, the super storm, franken storm. it has lots of names but one potentially devastating consequence depending on the path it takes. >> we do not know exactly what the storm will do but we know it's coming to baltimore county and will have a severe impact. >> the concern we have is the duration of it. >> the baltimore county emergency operat
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